Fodor's Expert Review Owens' Restaurant

$$$$ Nags Head Seafood

Family owned since 1946, this restaurant, housed in a replica of an early-19th-century Outer Banks Lifesaving Station, feels like dining in a nautical museum: classic clapboard construction, pine paneling, and walls of maritime artifacts. The traditional crab cakes are popular, and the 14-layer chocolate cake is a long-standing favorite.

Seafood Lively Dinner $$$$ Family Historical

Quick Facts

7114 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, North Carolina  27959, USA


Known For:
  • Fresh-off-the-boat local seafood
  • Filet mignon topped with lump crabmeat and asparagus with béarnaise sauce
  • History as a Nags Head institution
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon. and Tues., Credit cards accepted, Reservations not accepted

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